viernes, 5 de diciembre de 2008



  • I wish I lived in a beach house.
  • I wish I were a child again.
  • I missed the bus, I wish I had caught it.
  • I hadn't much free time when I was working last month, I wish I had had more free time.
  • I wish you would tell me the whole story.
  • I wish you would leave me alone.

Conditional (type 3)

  • If we had been more careful, we wouldn't have had the accident.
  • If I hadn´t eaten too much, I wouldn´t have had a stomachache.
  • Maria would have had a great time if she had gone with us.
  • If it had been sunny, we could have gone to the beach.

Conditional (type 2)

  • If I won the lottery, I would be rich.
  • If I lived in a palace, I would give parties all the time.
  • You could translate this letter for me if you spoke German.

Conditional (type 1)

  • If we don't hurry up, we will be late.
  • If it rains, we will stay at home.
  • I will come to your home if you call me tonight.

viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2008


  • You would really like this sushi.
  • Would you mind passing the sandwiches along,please?


  • Can I help you?
  • Shall I carry the bag?
  • Would you like a cup of tea?

Speculation, deduction and probability.

  • I think we could have another World War.
  • We 'd better phone tomorrow, they might be having a nap.
  • China may become a major economic power.
  • He must have money, he just been paid.


  • May I talk with to the boss, we have to close a business deal.
  • You can go to the concert if you clean your room.
  • Could I borrow your dictionary?


  • I can speak catalan, my parents taught me when I was a child.
  • I could run very fast when I was fifteen.
  • She is able to answer all the questions, she is very intelligent.


  • You should go to the doctor, you look ill.
  • She ought to be careful, some day she can get hurt.
  • You had better eat before we meet, we are going to work until the afternoon.

No obligation.

  • You don't have to wake up early on saturdays because you don't have to go to work.
  • He needn't pay it now if he doesn't want because he can pay it in two parts.
  • I don't need to study French anymore, I've allready passed the exam.


  • Everybody knows that you musn't smoke in the hospital.
  • A mother tells to her child: "You musn't play with matches".


  • There's a poster on the wall of the library that says: "You must be quiet".

  • I have to attend a meeting.The boss has asked me to attend it.

viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2008

Singular and plural nouns.

  • Yesterday I ate one apple.Today I am going to eat two apples.
  • Last saturday a hundreds of men had died in a fatal plane accident.

Uncountable nouns.

  • Can you give me some money?
  • I want a glass of watter.
  • Do you like to listen to music?

Countable nouns.


  • There are two tables and four chairs.

  • I want an orange.

  • I have a book in my bag.


  • Yesterday I saw an exciting film in the cinema.
  • We are really tired because we have been working hard.
  • Are you frightened of rats?


  • Sara drives slowly.
  • They answered the question perfectly.
  • He came back home suddenly.
  • She will possibly arrive late.

viernes, 24 de octubre de 2008

Will have done.

  • By next week I will have received my new computer.
  • The film isn't very long. I will have seen it by dinner time.

Will be doing.

  • At this time on wednesday I will be travelling.
  • I will be having dinner when she arrives tonight.


  • Shall I open the door?
  • Shall I carry your case?

Be going to

  • Are you going to meet Sara tonight?
  • I'm going to visit some cousins during my holiday.
  • I'm going to be a singer when I grow up.


  • I'll help you with your homework.
  • I'll send you a postcard during my holiday.
  • I'll call you when I arrive.

Present continous for future sentences.


  • I'm going to the party tonight.
  • He's visiting his grandparents next weekend.
  • Are you meeting your new teacher tomorrow?

Present simple for future sentences

  • The party starts at 9 o'clock.
  • Tha train leaves at 11 p.m.

viernes, 17 de octubre de 2008

Past perfect continous.

  • I'd been having breakfast when she finally arrived.
  • I'd been waiting for two days before she told me the answer.

Past perfect.

  • I didn't have any money because I'd lost my wallet.
  • I'd been to Paris before you went to Marsella.

Past simple.


  • It was a very great holiday.
  • I didn't leave the cinema until the end of the film.

Present perfect continous.

  • I've been doing my homework for 5 hours.
  • Have you been waiting for three hours?

Present perfect

  • Have you ever been in love?
  • I've already painted my bedroom.

Present continous.

  • I'm writing in my blog.
  • You are doing your homework very fast.

Present simple


  • My t-shirt is black.
  • My favourite colour is purple.